Building Farmers’ Legal Awareness: Know Your Rights to Protect Your Land
Ramallah- The Union of Agricultural Work Committees conducted a legal awareness workshop to the farmers of Al-Jiftlik in the Governorate of Jericho and the Jordan Valley. The workshop titled “Know Your Rights to Protect Your Land” focused on the Israeli violations related to stop-work orders, demolition and confiscation orders. The workshop is within “Defending Our Rights” project funded by the Norwegian People’s Aid.
The workshop defined area C according to the Oslo agreement; those areas are under the full control of the Israeli occupation. The workshop also explained the laws that are used in area C such as the as Ottoman laws, British laws, Jordanian laws and Israeli military orders, as well as some of the Palestinian laws. The workshops also informed the farmers with the correct legal procedure to defend the land and/or structures (the provision of legal papers, ownership documentation, and land surveying).
From their side, the farmers inquired about some real life orders and were provided with the needed legal assistance.